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Ben Henry
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Cards I Have Known
You've caught me in a lyrical mood tonight. Maybe it's the chilled autumn air of my walk home from work tonight. Or maybe it's that we're finally able to tuck away our political differences and focus on the season of giving. And as far as giving is concerne...

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Help Me Choose My Next Set: 1990s Edition
There's really nothing like collecting a new—or new to you—set. I'm just putting the finishing touches on 1988 Topps baseball (only six cards to go!) and now I'm itching to start another. I've got it narrowed down to two possibilities: 1991 Topps Stadium Cl...

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Happy Presidents' Day: 1967 Topps Who Am I?
Let's celebrate Presidents' Day with one of the weirdest little sets from the Topps sixties: 1967's Who Am I? Released as a 44-card set, the first of two incarnations of the set featured its subjects under a scratch-off layer, like a lottery scratch ticket....

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Cards Without Borders: 2016 Topps
Two thousand sixteen finds Topps in a familiar position: once again playing the revolutionary card and  the catch-up card. No white borders. Heck, no borders on the front—just a half-hidden team logo design reminiscent of the 2006 MLB The Show cover art. Th...

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The History of The Baseball Card Blog
Ten years seems like a good time for a recap. Here goes nothing. The Baseball Card Blog was born in January 2006. My friends and I had been kicking around the idea of blogging about sports cards since summer 2005, but we only started posting after I bought ...

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1965 Topps Combo Card: Dynamic Duo
One more custom combo card to round out the week. Perhaps a few more next week...

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1965 Topps Combo Card: Athletic Aarons
"Big League Buddies" strikes again, this time with Hank and Tommie Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves.

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1965 Topps Custom Combo Cards
I love combo cards, those goofy-titled cards of more than one player. As I've moved toward downsizing my collection, combo cards have become a major focus. I also love 1965 Topps. It's one of my favorite sets, yet it's the only Topps set from the 1960s with...

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The $10,000 Question
Here's what I've been thinking about these last few weeks... A reader sent me an e-mail last week looking for advice. He wanted to spend about $10,000 but only purchase four or five cards. Here were the other parameters: At least one of them should be a T20...

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Fuzzy for the Wrong Reasons
Notice that Panini used a piece of Scotch tape to keep the card in the top loader. Not cool. I'm new to this whole "redemption" game. Actually, that's not true. I've mailed away for cards in the past, it's just that the last time I did it was 1994 and I rec...
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